I don’t understand why people write – a gentle reminder. If you have to remind someone then in all likely-hood they have forgotten what they had to do and you want to actually tell them to do whatever it is that they’ve forgotten.
And the fact that you can’t tell them verbally (or you have and it hasn’t worked) but have to put it down on email means that person is not delivering on time.
The fact is, in reality your reminder is anything but gentle. Maybe next time, if you’re one of those ‘gentle reminder’ types, just write ‘reminder’. or ‘rude reminder’.
Ya. That’s it. Feels good getting that off my back. Later.